This is part 3 of the Chufa Harvest and Post-Harvest experience.
Here’s Part 1 when the Harvest began!
I love buckets.
Especially these 4 gallon pails.
They are big enough to hold a bunch of stuff but not too big that you overload them and break your arm picking them up.
I poured my dirty Chufa into these buckets and filled them up with water.
A bunch of lighter gunk floats to the top. Leaves, sticks, mystery bits.
And then I can pour off all that gunk and muddy water.
Square buckets are great for decanting like this because they have a nice straight edge that keeps a constant water flow while you pour.
At the bottom of the bucket is some nice shiny Chufa.
Spread the tubers on a screen and blast them with a bit of water to get the remaining dirt off.
(I should replace or fix this particular 1/4″ screen but it can still do the job.)
You could then run this through a 1/2″ screen to get out any remaining root/leaf matter.
Then spread the tubers out to dry for a week or two before storing in paper bags.
It’s worth adding a fan for extra ventilation to help your Chufa dry. We toss ours in our forced air seed dryer.
This was part 3 of the Chufa Harvest and Post-Harvest experience.
That’s all for right now!